Ted Fulton Gonzalez
December 28, 1934 – April 13, 2019
A much loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Ted Fulton Gonzalez of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away peacefully at his home with his family present on April 13, 2019 at the age of 84.
He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on December 28, 1934. It was in Corpus Christi where he met the love of his life, Rachel Morales Gonzalez. She was his everything and he adored her dearly. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for her. He truly took to heart their marriage vows to honor, cherish and love her. They were married 65 years.
He not only had a great love for his wife, but his children too, all 9 of them! Always encouraging them to be the best version of themselves. He took pride in teaching all of his grandchildren how to dunk their oreo cookies in milk before eating them.
He loved to garden growing beautiful plants, such as roses, hibiscus, bird of paradise, Indian hawthorns, Texas sage and plumerias. He enjoyed following all sports, especially football and baseball. His form of relaxation was kicking back and smoking a good cigar, listening to Willie Nelson and we can’t forget the Thursday night BBQ’s. He enjoyed family time at Panjo’s eating pizza and singing along with Bubba on the Piano. Those were the good times and the beautiful memories we will cherish. He was the epitome of the #1 Father. In the end nothing made him smile brighter than having a great-grandbaby on his lap.
He worked for and retired from the Corpus Christi Caller-Times after 40 years of service. While there he held various positions, retiring as a night shift Foreman in their pressroom overseeing the printing of the newspaper. He loved to come home and read every inch of the newspaper, cover to cover, to ensure its quality.
He loved candy and had a stash all over the house. He was the first one in line at the stores to buy bags of candy the day AFTER each holiday.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Frances Fulton; father, Teodoro Gonzalez; brothers, Johnny Bosman, Frank Bosman; sisters, Mary Dimas, and Nancy West.
Ted is survived by his wife, Rachel Gonzalez; children, Ted Gonzalez, Jr. (Yolanda), Arthur Gonzalez (Anna), Frances Bovolick (Rick), Phillip Gonzalez (Mindy), Margaret Villarreal (Jorge), Gabriel Gonzalez (Sharla), Liz Yzaguirre (Carlos), Cynthia Garcia (David), and Carmen Gonzalez. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, Ted III, Eric, Heather, Arthur, Matthew, Brice, Maegen, Tyler, Angela, Irie, Cody, Charles, Colby, Colt, Bryan, Kevin, Abel, Alexis and Mallory; along with 23 great-grandchildren; brother, James Bosman; and sister, Pauline Gonzalez.
Our youngest sister, Carmen, took it upon herself to move in with our parents to take care of Dad when his dementia had kicked in full time. Always looking for ways to keep him motivated and active by joking and dancing with him. It is this selfless act of love and service that we should all strive for.
A special Thank You to his caregivers Vicky Gonzalez, Inez Sanchez, Cindy Garcia and all of the wonderful and caring staff at Altus Hospice, especially Susie Edwards, Corina Leal, Pastor Susana and Janeen Hight.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Visitation will be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm that same evening. Funeral Mass will be held at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10:00 am with entombment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
To offer condolences please visit www.memorygardensfuneralhome.com
- Rachel Gonzalez, Spouse
- Ted Gonzalez Jr. (Yolanda), Son
- Arthur Gonzalez (Anna), Son
- Frances Bovolick (Rick), Daughter
- Phillip Gonzalez (Mindy), Son
- Margaret Villarreal (Jorge), Daughter
- Gabriel Gonzalez (Sharla), Son
- Liz Yzaguirre (Carlos), Daughter
- Cynthia Garcia (David), Daughter
- Carmen Gonzalez, Daughter
- Ted III, Eric, Heather, Arthur, Matthew and Brice, Grandchildren
- Maegen, Tyler, Angela, Irie, Cody and Charles, Granchildren
- Colby, Colt, Bryan, Kevin, Abel, Alexis and Mallory, Grandchildren
- James Bosman, Brother
- Pauline Gonzalez, Sister
- Mary Frances Fulton, Mother
- Teodoro Gonzalez, Father
- Johnny Bosman, Brother
- Frank Bosman, Brother
- Mary Dimas, Sister
- Nancy West, Sister
- Mr. Gonzalez also leaves 23 great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.
- Visitation Monday, April 22, 2019
- Holy Rosary Monday, April 22, 2019
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 23, 2019
- Entombment Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Ted Fulton Gonzalez
April 24, 2019
I had the pleasure and blessing of spending quite a bit of time with the Gonzalez Family many years ago. Mr. Gonzalez and "Ma" made me feel like I was a member of their family. Their home was filled with their love, joy, kindness and hospitality as well as much laughter.
Frances it saddens me to learn of your father's passing. I will always remember his smile & laughter and his joy of life. He was a good man and you and your brothers & sisters are proof of that fact.
I am heartfully sorry for your loss.
Please extend my sympathy to your mother and the rest of your family.
Praying for his soul and for your family.
May God bless you and give you comfort.
BRUCE BAKER (VICKIE) BAKER
April 15, 2019
To the family of Ted Gonzalez, we are thinking of you all in this time of sadness. We were unable to spend a lot of time with Ted because we live in Wisconsin, but when we did visit him he was always very gracious. The true mark of a man is the way he raised his children and it is evident he did a great job.
God bless all.